Monday, January 26, 2009

News! Awards! All the Good Stuff!!

First off, do you read lit blogs? (hint: if you're reading this, you read at least one!) Do they impact your book buying decisions? If so, please head over to the fabulous Literary License and take this survey to tell the world! :)

Secondly, I get a slew of press releases and information people want me to pass on to you in my inbox. I don't actually have the opportunity to post about them very often, but I thought that some of you might be interested in this one as I know quite a few of you enjoy Masterpiece! PBS Engage is featuring Masterpiece's award winning executive producer, Rebecca Eaton, as part of an ongoing series called 5 Good Questions. If you have questions for Ms. Eaton, please visit this post and leave a comment with your question! This is a new to me blog, but it looks pretty fantastic.

Next, the wonderful S.Krishna tagged me for this award. You have to earn the award by answering a bunch of questions, so here goes:

7 Things I Did Before:(the wording on this really confuses me...does it mean 7 Things I've done? 7 things I used to do?)
1) Taught English in Japan
2) Got abandoned at the Mongolian airport
3) Lost money in Las Vegas
4) Volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club
5) Stood in the longest line of my life to see Darlton at Comic Con
6) Dressed up as a maiko
7) Worked as a telemarkter

7 Things I Do Now:
1) Read
2) Blog
3) Watch some TV--I didn't really start watching TV until I lived in Japan...go figure.
4) Work with adults in improving their reading skills
5) Contemplate my future
6) Sponsor children through Compassion International
7) Go to church

7 Things I Want to Do:
1) Go back to Japan for a visit or maybe even for a longer period of time
2) Visit Australia and all of my wonderful friends there
3) Speak another language fluently
4) Write a book
5) Study more history
6) Make a positive contribution towards literacy
7) Surrender more fully to God's will

7 Things That Attract Me to the Opposite Sex:
1) Love for God
2) Intelligence
2) Depth
4) Humor
5) Compassion
6) Down to earth
7) Integrity

7 Favorite Foods
1) Potatoes
2) Suki Yaki
3) Yaki Niku
4) Teppanyaki
5) Lasagna
6) Shabu Shabu
7) Stuffing

7 Things I Say Most Often
1) Cool
2) For sure
3) Yeah
4) Have a wonderful day
5) Yay
6) What?
7) I agree.

Okay, seven is too high a number for these things!

And finally, the delightful Sheri of A Novel Menagerie gave me this award!

This award was created by Joanne of Book Zombie for the blogs you can't wait to see updated. Look, I have at least 20 blogs in my favorites folder, so in attempt to keep some mystery here, I'm only going to share 4 of them with you!

The Book Lady's Blog -- Rebecca is such a great writer! She always has something interesting to say as well.

S.Krishna's Books -- she loves chick lit, other good books, and LOST. Seriously cool girl!

Caribou's Mom -- I just love Wendy. I think she's wonderful and she has great taste in books.

She is Too Fond of Books -- Dawn's blog has such great warmth and she shares about so many different books. I think she's tops.

That's it!


ANovelMenagerie said...

You deserve it!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the shout-out! Quite a love fest we're having lately. :)

avisannschild said...

Congrats, Amy!

Amy said...

Thanks Sheri, you're too kind!

Rebecca--I know, huh?

Thanks Avis!

Eva said...

Did you go the JET program? I have friends who did that-so neat. :)

S. Krishna said...

THank you so much!! AND YOU SAW DARLTON AT COMIC-CON? OMG...I really wish they were my best friends.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the heads up on Gwen's survey and the Masterpiece series!

Congrats on your awards. You're a trouper for answering those lists ... I find them daunting (and I found your "7 things I did before" to be unique; am I the only person who hasn't been to Vegas?!).

And, thanks for passing Well Worth Watching along to She is Too Fond of Books ... although I'm feeling guilty that it should be 'well worth watching to see if she ever posts those awards I've given her' (is there an award for slacking off on that task?!). Thanks, Amy!

Shana said...

Congrats on the awards Amy. I loved reading your answers to that first one.

Rel said...

Visit me, visit me!!!!!

Anonymous said...

You've led quite a full life for a youngster! Our son spent a summer in Japan when he was in high school and he loved it.

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